China, Portrait of a Country

China, Portrait of a Country

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This book brings together a vast selection of images by Chinese photographers since 1949, giving readers a visual journey across the great People's Republic; edited by esteemed photojournalist Liu Heung Shing, longtime Associated Press correspondent and "Time" magazine contributor.In post-Mao China, late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping urged his one billion countrymen to "seek truth from facts." Taking its cue from Deng's overture, China today is the leading economic story of the 21st century. The process by which China navigated the path from periphery to a central position in world affairs dominates the debate about Asia and China's relationship to the western world. Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Liu Heung Shing charts the visual history of sixty years of the People's Republic (1949 to 2008), and along the way aims to illustrate the humanistic course.Via work by 62 Chinese photographers, this collection of images shows how the Chinese people have blossomed in spite of enduring previous decades of extraordinary hardship. When China opens the curtain at the summer Olympics in 2008 and the world's focus falls upon Beijing, these photographs will serve to map out the remarkable road the Chinese have traveled to rejoin the rest of the world. To help place the images in context, also included are a map of China, drafted and prepared by China National Institute of Geography, and a chronology listing all the major political events in China since 1949.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9783836505697
CONTRIBUTIONS BY Kynge, James, CONTRIBUTIONS BY Ramo, Joshua Cooper, CONTRIBUTIONS BY Smith, Karen, EDITED BY Liu, Heung, PHOTOGRAPHS BY Lang, Li, PHOTOGRAPHS BY Lianbo, Ji, PHOTOGRAPHS BY Qian, Jian
PUBLISHER : Taschen GmbH PUBLICATION DATE : July 05, 2008
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Germany IMPRINT : Taschen GmbH
LANGUAGE : English,German,French AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 340 mm x 250 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
The Arts
DESCRIPTION :
This book brings together a vast selection of images by Chinese photographers since 1949, giving readers a visual journey across the great People's Republic; edited by esteemed photojournalist Liu Heung Shing, longtime Associated Press correspondent and "Time" magazine contributor.In post-Mao China, late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping urged his one billion countrymen to "seek truth from facts." Taking its cue from Deng's overture, China today is the leading economic story of the 21st century. The process by which China navigated the path from periphery to a central position in world affairs dominates the debate about Asia and China's relationship to the western world. Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Liu Heung Shing charts the visual history of sixty years of the People's Republic (1949 to 2008), and along the way aims to illustrate the humanistic course.Via work by 62 Chinese photographers, this collection of images shows how the Chinese people have blossomed in spite of enduring previous decades of extraordinary hardship. When China opens the curtain at the summer Olympics in 2008 and the world's focus falls upon Beijing, these photographs will serve to map out the remarkable road the Chinese have traveled to rejoin the rest of the world. To help place the images in context, also included are a map of China, drafted and prepared by China National Institute of Geography, and a chronology listing all the major political events in China since 1949.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9783836505697
CONTRIBUTIONS BY Kynge, James, CONTRIBUTIONS BY Ramo, Joshua Cooper, CONTRIBUTIONS BY Smith, Karen, EDITED BY Liu, Heung, PHOTOGRAPHS BY Lang, Li, PHOTOGRAPHS BY Lianbo, Ji, PHOTOGRAPHS BY Qian, Jian
PUBLISHER : Taschen GmbH PUBLICATION DATE : July 05, 2008
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Germany IMPRINT : Taschen GmbH
LANGUAGE : English,German,French AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 340 mm x 250 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
The Arts